Leo Fender Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Leo Fender (Clarence Leonidas Fender)

Last Updated: 10 Aug, 2023 | Views: 515

Age: 81

Profession: Inventor

Famous For: Founder of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Higher Education: Fullerton Junior College

Leo Fender Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
10 Aug, 1909 (81 Years 07 Months 11 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Died on
21 Mar, 1991

Leo Fender Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Clarence Leonidas Fender, a well-known American inventor, was born in California, United States. Fender established the "Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company" in 1923. Fender was born in the US into a prosperous family of orange plantation owners. After watching his uncle assemble a radio from scratch at a young age, he became interested in musical equipment. He was also affected by the radio's loud sound, so he started doing radio repairs independently.


Leo Fender established his own radio repair business, "Fender Radio Service," in 1938 with the help of his wife, Esther.

He persuaded Clayton Orr Kauffman to join him in founding "K & F Manufacturing Corporation," which was established in 1945.

In the end, his first electric bass guitar debuted in 1951.

The Fender Stratocaster also hit the market in 1954.

He sold his business to CBS Corporation in 1965 once his health began to fail.

In 1975, Fender was elected president of "Music Man."

In 1979, he founded a new business with Dale Hyatt and George Fullerton.


A Technical Grammy Award was given to him in 2009 in recognition of his "contributions of high technical value to the recording sector."

Fender inspired the naming of Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California.


The death of Leo Fender occurred on March 21, 1991. He has been dealing with Parkinson's illness for a while. He was laid to rest in Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California, the US.

Leo Fender Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In feet Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs

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Leo Fender Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Clarence Monte Fender

Mother's Name
Harriet Elvira Wood

Phyllis Fender, Esther Klosky

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